EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account 2017-2020

We are pleased to announce that the University has been awarded the sum of £840,000 to renew its EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account for the period 2017 – 2020. 

This fund is intended to accelerate the development of external impact from EPSRC research by funding projects in collaboration with external partners. The fund was launched on 7th April 2017 and at the same time the first call for proposals was announced.

Upcoming deadlines for both seed and co-funding applications are 9am 15th January and 9am 19th February 2018.

Note: We will prioritise co-funding applications (either new ones or those targeting follow on projects from existing seed funded bids) and combinations of seed funded bids and co-funded bids as we already have 20 seed funded projects up and running. New seed funded bids will need to show that ideally there is a feasible plan to develop the outcomes of seed funding into a follow on project to which the partner may commit in advance depending on success with the seed funding.

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Further details of calls can be found in the launch presentation:

The first phase of the IAA from 2012 to 2016 was highly successful. To see examples of the outcomes and the types of projects funded, please see the IAA Brochure.